Fuel additives


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Lez Pawl

Does anyone here use an additive in their diesel engine.

My diesel is over 100K miles and I thought would an additive help with
economy etc.
 
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Rob Graham

Lez said:
Does anyone here use an additive in their diesel engine.

My diesel is over 100K miles and I thought would an additive help with
economy etc.
Mine's 130K and I don't.

Rob Graham
 
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Jonathan Bryce

Lez said:
Does anyone here use an additive in their diesel engine.

My diesel is over 100K miles and I thought would an additive help with
economy etc.
Most of them seem to be snake oil.
 
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Lez Pawl

Jonathan Bryce said:
Most of them seem to be snake oil.
well almost, having read a few reports most (the well known ones) are just
grades of detergents.
 
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thomas

Lez Pawl said:
well almost, having read a few reports most (the well known ones) are just
grades of detergents.
You could try Shells super-v leaded - Its a couple of p per litre more
however its supposed to lubricate the diesel pump, improve emmissions,
performance and mpg.
No harm in filling up just the once - I use the super-v unleaded and the
improved MPG makes a no difference in cost at the end of the day (around
2mpg better but more costly per litre) however I think the cars slightly
more responsive and the other benefits also help
 
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Jonathan Bryce

thomas said:
You could try Shells super-v leaded - Its a couple of p per litre more
however its supposed to lubricate the diesel pump, improve emmissions,
performance and mpg.
No harm in filling up just the once - I use the super-v unleaded and the
improved MPG makes a no difference in cost at the end of the day (around
2mpg better but more costly per litre) however I think the cars slightly
more responsive and the other benefits also help
Most independent tests show that the extra performance effect of these
premium fuels is just a placebo effect.
 
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thomas

so try it once and see for yourself

Jonathan Bryce said:
Most independent tests show that the extra performance effect of these
premium fuels is just a placebo effect.
 

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